Tag Archives: Puerto Rican History
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First Puerto Rican To Play In The Negro Leagues: Emilio “Millito” Navarro

By Efrain Nieves In the early 1900s Blacks were not allowed to play baseball with Whites due to Jim Crow laws.  Hence, Blacks formed there  own groups of teams and played across the country. In 1920 Andrew “Rube” Foster,  then a former player, helped organize the Negro league with White and Black business owners.  Emilio “Millito […]

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Latinos Served in the American Civil War: Lieutenant Augusto Rodríguez

by Efrain Nieves This week marks the 150th anniversary of the start of American Civil War. In an effort to link up our contribution, albeit not often mentioned, during the civil war we decided to introduce you to the men that served and received condecorations for their service and valor. Our first feature of this series is Puerto […]

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